Monika Revilla is a Mexican screenwriter, who also holds German citizenship. She studied a Bachelor’s in Communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She has a Master’s in Advertising from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas and a Master’s in Creative Writing from the Escuela de Letras de Madrid.
She is the screenwriter and executive producer of the feature film “The club of the 41” (“El baile de los 41”) directed by David Pablos. The movie depicts the true story of a clandestine homosexual society during the 19th century in Mexico and is due to premier in 2020.
She wrote in two Netflix Original series directed by Manolo Caro. “The house of flowers” (“La casa de las flores”) is a comedy about a Mexican dysfunctional family. The series broke audience records in Latin America. “Someone has to die” (“Alguien tiene que morir”) is a period drama set in 1950’s Spain. The cast includes three-time Goya winner Carmen Maura and the Benois de la Danse recipient Isaac Hernández. It is set to stream in 2020.
She wrote in two historical mini-series for the Mexican cultural channel Canal Once with Patricia Arriaga. “Juana Inés”, about the 17th century poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, aired in 2016. It is currently available on Netflix. “Malinche” aired in 2018 and portrays the life of Hernán Cortés’ Nahuatl translator as he set off to conquer Tenochtitlan.
She has written various documentaries including “Coffee” (“Café”), directed by Hatuey Viveros. It is the portrait of an indigenous family in Puebla. It won many prizes, amongst them Best International Documentary at the 2014 edition of Visions du Réel in Switzerland.